Cattle Egret Photos
Monday, January 24, 2005
I found this guy poking around the stream along the
path to Nojoqui Falls near Santa Barbara. I knew he
was an Egret, but I was not sure what kind.
Once I identified it, I found out some interesting facts about this bird. Although it is now distributed over the entire world as recently as 1910 there were no records of it in America. Apparently, in the early 1900s this bird migrated across the Atlantic ocean from Africa then spread quickly across South and North America.
USGS Patuxent Bird ID InfoCenter
South American Birds Site, with some interesting information.